2017 Spring Valley Lake California Boat Show
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day

The Southern California Chapter of ACBS invites you to Spring Valley Lake, Victorville California.

NC 42nd Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show @ North Carolina Maritime Museum
May 4 – May 6 all-day
NC 42nd Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show @ North Carolina Maritime Museum | Beaufort | North Carolina | United States

The 42nd Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for all ages.

The show takes place at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort on Saturday, May 6, 2016.  It is the longest ongoing wooden boat show in the Southeast.

This free event celebrates the art of boat building and the sport of boat racing. Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats will be on display and activities will be available for all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Youngsters can take part in Maritime games and crafts in the Wooden Boat Kids area. Families can team up to test their skills in sailing radio-controlled model boats. And, kids can also make their own model sailboats.  Enjoy traditional skills demonstrations & displays, educational activities, historic vessels, boat models, sailboat races at 3 p.m., and sailboat rides from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
On Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5, free boat rides will be offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Watercraft Center (a $5 per person donation is suggested, which will go to the sailing program).   The Wooden Boat Show weekend opening event on Friday, May 5, includes a reception and live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com or call (252) 728-7317.
Photo by Mike Carraway

BSLOL-1st Boat Night Out of the 2017 year..
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at the Park Place Storage Condos in Maple Plain

(Our first Boat Night Out this year will not include boating – the weather has not cooperated in the past)

Our host, Mike Ellis has an eclectic collection of motor related items, that include:
Vintage motorcycles, outboard motors, a few cars and thousands of models and related items. 

He will speak of how he got his start in collecting and explain the what, where and why of many of the items. 

Dinner will be a “box lunch” from Mackenthun’s Deli. Cost is $10.00

22nd Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’ Elegance @ Lakewood Yacht Club
May 6 – May 7 all-day
22nd Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d' Elegance @ Lakewood Yacht Club | Seabrook | Texas | United States

The 22nd Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’ Elegance will honor all Utilities in 2017.

This annual event is at Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, Texas.  

Honored boats are “Utilities” -Chris Craft, Century  and all other manufactures.  Event dinners both nights.

This classic car and boat show benefits the Boys and Girls Harbor.  The Boat Show event is sponsored by ACBS Southwest Chapter.

Contact: Bob Fuller (713) 521-0105 or [email protected] or visit www.keels-wheels.com.

ACBS and ABM 2017 Symposium @ Antique Boat Museum
May 19 – May 21 all-day
ACBS and ABM 2017 Symposium @ Antique Boat Museum | Clayton | New York | United States

The annual ACBS/ABM Restoration Workshop Symposium is in Clayton, NY.

The May workshop at the Antique Boat Museum is in Clayton on May 19,20,21, 2017. Click here for complete details, including a link to online registration.
For your immediate information, the weekend program will be centered around bottom replacement.  Our plan is to offer lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on involving bottom replacement.
Even if you do not ever plan to do a bottom replacement yourself, it will teach you good wood working skills that can be applied to other areas of your boat.  It will also give you an appreciation and extensive knowledge on what goes into bottom replacements.
There is not a large selection of motels in Clayton.  Most participants stay at Bertrand’s which is far from a 5 star, but it is close to the Museum, clean and reasonably priced. There are other lodging possibilities in the Clayton area.
This will be a very worthwhile weekend and well worth your time attending this workshop in Clayton.
We look forward to seeing you in Clayton next spring.  
Michigan Chapter and Water Wonderland Chapter Combined Event @ Grand River and Spring Lake
May 20 – May 21 all-day

Michigan Chapter and Water Wonderland Chapter are putting together a combined event. It is a tentative agenda for the weekend. On Saturday there will be a Poker Run on the Grand River and Spring Lake at noon. You will launch your boats from the Grand Haven City Ramp. Address is 101 N Harbor Drive. Lunch will be from Jimmy Johns. Dinner will be on your own accord. Hotel rooms are being held for this event at the Spring Lake Holiday Inn on the water. There will also be a tentative agenda for Sunday. Sunday’s schedule is as followed. 11am drive to Holland. Lunch will be at Boatwerks Restaurant. Cruise beautiful Lake Macatawa for the day. You must haul your boat out by 4pm. All costs for this event will be on your own! RSVP to Dennis Mykols. Also, you can contact Dennis for more information about this event. Please include phone number and e-mail address when RSVP’ing.


Michigan Chapter and Water Wonderland Chapter Combined Event

Rocky Mountain Classics hosting Chapter Bent Prop Bar & Grill Boating Event @ Carter Lakes Marina
May 20 all-day

For Members and Invited Guests Only Event- RSVP Required

Hosted by Rocky Mountain Classics Chapter

Bent Prop Bar & Grill Boating Event

Carter Lake, Loveland, CO

Please remember to RSVP to our hosts!

Carter Lake requires an entrance and camping permits. Fees for Carter Lake: $7/vehicle, $7/trailer; $14 total to comply with regulations

Carter Lake requires mandatory vessel inspections.

Please RSVP to Doug Brown by phone or email


2017 RDC Chapter 12th Annual Boat Show @ Galley Store Marina
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Chapter of ACBS will host the 2017 12th Annual Boat Show at New Bern, North Carolina.


There will be a pre-show event on Friday 5/19, a captains’ party on Friday evening 5/19, the show on Saturday 5/20, an awards dinner on Saturday evening 5/20 and a cruise up the Trent River on Sunday 5/21. 

The marquee boat for 2017 is the Chris Craft Continental. 

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Lake St Louis 2017 Antique & Classic Boat Show @ Windjammer Point
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lake St Louis 2017 Antique & Classic Boat Show @ Windjammer Point | Lake Saint Louis | Missouri | United States


The Mississippi Valley Chapter of ACBS sponsors the Lake St. Louis Antique & Classic Boat Show

Lake St Louis is in Lake St Louis, Missouri.

 Saturday, May 20, 2017

 Windjammer Point (next to SSM St. Joseph Hospital West).

Time 9:00 am – 4:00pm


2017 BORDEAUX CLASSIC BOATS Program @ Dordogne River
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day
2017 BORDEAUX CLASSIC BOATS Program @ Dordogne River | Libourne | Nouvelle-Aquitaine | France


La Société Nautique de Bordeaux et le Chapter France vous invitent à participer à leur grand rassemblement de bateaux classiques qui se déroulera pendant l’évènement “Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve” avec le départ de la course “Solitaire du Figaro”, qui a lieu tous les deux ans.
La Société Nautique de Bordeaux and the Chapter France, invite you to participate in their great classic boats festival, while the great event “Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve” with the “Solitaire du Figaro” race departure, which is only every two years.

A votre programme, balades fluviales, parades nautiques dans le Port de la Lune, dégustations et découvertes.
On your schedule, promenades on the rivers, nautical parades in the Port de la Lune, wine and food tastings and visits.

Sous réserve de modifications, voici le programme prévisionnel :
Subject to changes, your provisional program follows as :

Jeudi 1er juin 2017 – Bordeaux – Thursday, June 1st – Bordeaux
Arrivée et accueil des participants – Registration for all participants
Mise à l’eau des bateaux – Launching of boats
Amarrage aux pontons – Moorings at their designed floating pontoon
Cocktail et Soirée de Bienvenue – Cocktail and welcome dinner

Vendredi 2 juin – La Dordogne – Friday, June 2nd – Dordogne river
Bordeaux Libourne Saint Émilion et Pomelo – Bordeaux Libourne Saint Émilion and Pomerol
Déjeuner à Libourne – Lunch in Libourne
Retour à Bordeaux – Back to Bordeaux
Soirée libre Bordeaux en fête – Open evening in different Bordeaux parties

Samedi 3 juin – La Garonne – Saturday June 3rd – Garonne river
Bordeaux Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – Bordeaux Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux
Déjeuner à Cadillac – Lunch in Cadillac
Retour à Bordeaux – Back to Bordeaux
Soirée Bordeaux Bateaux Classiques à bord du Marco Polo – Bordeaux Classic Boats evening aboard the Marco Polo
Feu d’artifice – Fireworks

Dimanche 4 juin – Sunday, June 4th
Mise à terre des bateaux et retour – Retrieving boats and depart

14th Annual Spring Lake Wooden and Classic Boat Show @ Mill Point Park
Jun 3 all-day

Spring Lake Wooden & Classic Show

The  Spring Lake Wooden and Classic Boat Show committee invites everyone to come on over to partake in the 14th Annual Show on the banks of the Grand River.  Held on June 3rd, at the Mill Point Park, in Spring Lake, MI. 

Along with many Water Wonderland Chapter members attending, this year the Century Boat Club will also attend, and be the featured Marque. The Century Boat Club will hold a Friday event at the Spring Lake Yacht Club starting at noon, with an afternoon poker run and evening cruises. So you Century Owners can arrive Friday morning and enjoy two or three,days of cruising our West Michigan lakes and rivers.

Also starting this year, the Spring Lake show welcomes the Wolverine Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club, A.O.M.C. who will have a huge display of turn of the century antique outboards with several motors running in barrels.

Again this year, we are proud to be working with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Lakeshore, who will take part in the Youth Judging again this year. Stop by their booth, and support this fine group.

So, mark your calendars for Saturday June 3rd and enjoy a beautiful park setting on the Grand River, just walking distance, East of the Spring Lake Holiday Inn. The park provides a nice ramp to launch on site, new floating docks, and a tree covered park setting for land displays.

Something for every one; ClassicGlass, Canoes, Woodies, Outboards, in progress, and a chance for the kiddies to build and float a little sail boat, manned by the local Boy Scout troop.

For more information, contact Mark Miller 616-402-3489 or D. Mykols 616-638-1692


2017 30th Annual Lake Chatuge Rendezvous @ The Ridges Resort and Marina
Jun 3 all-day

Blue Ridge Chapter will hold its 30th Annual Lake Chatuge Rendezvous on June 3, 2017.

The event returns to The Ridges Resort and Marina in Hiawassee, Georgia.
Contact: Jerri Nowlen (706) 273-6495 or [email protected]
or Terry Harbin, (706) 273-9595 or [email protected]

Mountain View Woodies 2017 Spring Cruise @ Town Ramp
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our 2017 Spring Cruise will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017,  beginning at 10:00 AM.  This is our Third Annual Spring Cruise.  

We will be launching from the town ramp in Harrison, and ample trailer parking will be available.  We will take a casual tour down the lake stopping for lunch at the Freedom Cafe where we will dine off their menu.  

RSVP is requested so we can give the Freedom Cafe a headcount so they know how many to set up and plan for.  

Also, if you have room in your boat for passengers and you are willing to take them, please let me know how many you are comfortable taking in case somebody needs a ride.  Please RSVP for this event by emailing us with the count in your party.  You won’t want to miss kicking off the season with us!         

Philadelphia Chapter Lake Wallenpaupack Cruise
Jun 4 all-day


The Philadelphia Chapter ACBS invites you to the Lake Wallenpaupack Cruise on Sunday, June 4th, 2017.

Bring your friends and family and join us for a cruise around scenic Lake Wallenpaupack. Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, and just a two hour drive from Philadelphia, Lake Wallenpaupack is the third largest freshwater Lake in Pennsylvania and is known for its large pristine shoreline. 

Join us for the day or stay overnight at the beautiful, recently renovated, Silver Birches Resort. This popular resort located on the water, with a pool, is booked all summer, but we have been able to reserve a block of rooms for our members at a reduced cost of $180-190/night.


 9:30-10:00 Arrive at Boat Launch (cost $25)

10:00-12:00 Cruise Lake Wallenpaupack

12:00-Lunch at the Boathouse Restaurant  http://the-boathouse-restaurant.com

                         After Lunch- Continue Cruise of the Lake -Option 1- return to ramp -Option 2- Overnight at the Silver Birches Resort and Spa

If you are interested, please contact John Horsney no later than 3/15      [email protected] or 610-827-7790

2017 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake @ Rock Lane Resort
Jun 8 – Jun 11 all-day
2017 Classics Cruisin' Table Rock Lake @ Rock Lane Resort | Branson | Missouri | United States

Cruisin’ ‘n Eatin’, Eatin’ ‘n Cruisin’ – Table Rock Lake in Missouri is the place to really enjoy a boating weekend.

This annual event sponsored by the Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS will be hosted at the Rock Lane Resort ($50/night) on beautiful Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri.

Watch the Heartland Classics website for details and registration.


2017 Lake Arrowhead California Boat Show
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

The Southern California Chapter invites you to their Premier Show of the year.

Lake Arrowhead California  is the beautiful mile-high reservoir located in the San Bernardino Mountains.

MacRay Boat Show and “Celebrate the Lake” Event @ MacRay Harbor Marina
Jun 10 all-day



Michigan Chapter has been invited to bring boats to the MacRay Harbor Marina on June 10th in conjunction with their annual “Celebrate the Lake” event. 

There will be Boating Education Displays, Kids’ Day Events and a Boat Yard Sale. 

That evening there will be a Concert Under the Stars.  MacRay has set aside a number of slips for us during the day that can accommodate anything from a runabout to a cruiser.  Bring a boat or just come to hang out and enjoy the day. 

Contact Alan Brenner (Vice Commodore): [email protected]